Introduction to Pleasant Grove, Utah

Pleasant Grove, Utah, in Utah county, is located 5 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center) and is 343 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 23,468 people resided in Pleasant Grove.

Pleasant Grove History

Pleasant Grove was first settled on July 19, 1850 by Mormon pioneers called John Mercer, William H. Adams, and Philo T. Farnsworth. It was established as a small community on September 13, 1850. Pleasant Grove was incorporated on January 18, 1855 with 623 citizens. It was initially named as Battle Creek. Later on, it was renamed after a grove of cottonwood trees.

Pleasant Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Battle Creek Fort
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Mount Timpanogos Wilderness
  • Uinta National Forest
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Utah Lake State Park

Things To Do In Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove offers easy access to Battle Creek Fort. History buffs should visit the museums like North American Museum of Ancient Life, Wheeler Historic Farm, UVSC Woodbury Art Museum, and Park City Museum. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Utah Lake State Park, and Jordanelle State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. One can also plan a day trip to the Uinta National Forest. The city is home to many churches such as the Manila Church, First Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Pleasant Grove Transportation

One can avail of flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Pleasant Grove Higher Education

Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and Utah Valley State College are the centers of higher education.


Total Population 35,771
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,988
Age of the Population 25


% of people married 62%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,897
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,225
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,018


Median Family Income $67,138
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%


People Living Alone 13.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $226,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 29.1%
Irish 4.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pleasant Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 343 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84062
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.364
Longitude -111.737

Pleasant Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
American Fork 27,799 $75,821
Cedar Hills 10,165 $100,510
Lehi 54,079 $81,035
Lindon 10,552 $91,741
Orem 91,697 $60,355
Vineyard 901 $101,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pleasant Grove Public Libraries

Pleasant Grove Public Library
Pleasant Grove, Utah
(801) 785-3950
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Pleasant Grove High Schools

700 E 200 S
Serves 1,569 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

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